Female Athlete Podcast

Stress, menstrual symptoms and the coronavirus: Advice on how to look after yourself during the pandemic

April 10, 2020 Female Athlete Podcast Season 1 Episode 3
Female Athlete Podcast
Stress, menstrual symptoms and the coronavirus: Advice on how to look after yourself during the pandemic
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Female Athlete Podcast
Stress, menstrual symptoms and the coronavirus: Advice on how to look after yourself during the pandemic
Apr 10, 2020 Season 1 Episode 3
Female Athlete Podcast

In this episode we speak about the knock-on effect stress can have on the menstrual cycle during this time of uncertainty and speak to Sport and Exercise Medicine consultant Dr John Rogers around how to be proactive around protecting your immune system when training and more generally during this time, should we wear a mask when we're out and what should we be eating to bolster our immune systems? 

We also speak about typical menstrual cycle symptoms and why sometimes we feel like super-woman when we train and at other times feel lethargic. 

Resources
Fitr Woman website and app: https://www.fitrwoman.com
*Other menstrual tracking apps are available.

Mindfulness and meditation apps- 
Headspace: https://www.headspace.com
Calm: https://www.calm.com
Insight Timer: https://insighttimer.com/meditation-app
*other apps are available.

Public Health England website for COVID-19 advice and help: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england 
Government website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus 

We have a dedicated question time at the end of each episode going forwards so if you have any questions please contact us on Twitter @female_pod or Instagram @femaleathletepodcast or email us your questions at [email protected] Your question can be anonymous if you wish. We would love to hear from you!

*Disclaimer: Materials and content in the Female Athlete Podcast are intended as general information only and should not be substituted for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Show Notes

In this episode we speak about the knock-on effect stress can have on the menstrual cycle during this time of uncertainty and speak to Sport and Exercise Medicine consultant Dr John Rogers around how to be proactive around protecting your immune system when training and more generally during this time, should we wear a mask when we're out and what should we be eating to bolster our immune systems? 

We also speak about typical menstrual cycle symptoms and why sometimes we feel like super-woman when we train and at other times feel lethargic. 

Resources
Fitr Woman website and app: https://www.fitrwoman.com
*Other menstrual tracking apps are available.

Mindfulness and meditation apps- 
Headspace: https://www.headspace.com
Calm: https://www.calm.com
Insight Timer: https://insighttimer.com/meditation-app
*other apps are available.

Public Health England website for COVID-19 advice and help: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england 
Government website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus 

We have a dedicated question time at the end of each episode going forwards so if you have any questions please contact us on Twitter @female_pod or Instagram @femaleathletepodcast or email us your questions at [email protected] Your question can be anonymous if you wish. We would love to hear from you!

*Disclaimer: Materials and content in the Female Athlete Podcast are intended as general information only and should not be substituted for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.